Marcelle Medallion QAL

Sunday Celebration: Marcelle Medallion

I (finally) finished my Marcelle Medallion quilt top! It seemed like a long haul to get those cross blocks on for the outer border, but (non-quilting) life gets busy sometimes. marcelle medallion marcelle medallion

I love this view of the borders. I intentionally used light fabrics for the brick border, hoping it would contrast with the dark flying geese, but now I think it blends too much with the floral fabric border and is too Mushy. Oh, well, live and learn.

I did the brick border differently from the pattern. The instructions to make the brick border like mine are posted here.

I do love how the outer border looks, making the “background” of the crosses half light and half dark.

Guess what? In celebration of finishing this top, I am hosting another Sunday Funday giveaway with Julie at 627 Handworks.

Leave a comment on this post and I will draw one name to win the Love Quilting magazine that contains the pattern for the Marcelle Medallion and other fun patterns in addition to three cheerful fat quarters (I love that bright green with the pink, don’t you?)

if you want an idea for your comment, I would love to know if you are making or plan to make a medallion quilt (if you have a blog, I will come visit). Now, I usually respond to all comments, but due to high volume (thanks, Julie!), I will not be able to respond to all.

Be sure and come back again,

Sunday Funday Giveaway Party

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101 thoughts on “Sunday Celebration: Marcelle Medallion

  1. P. says:

    Your medallion quilt turned out beautifully! I like the lighter brick border and the repetition of that fabric in the outer part of the quilt as in the center. The cross borders are genius!

  2. Michele T says:

    I have never made a Medallion quilt but would love to make one because they are so pretty!!! Thanks for the chance – love all the FQs you picked for this giveaway!!

  3. Linda says:

    Have never made a medallion quilt>would like to though!
    Thank YOU for a really sweet Giveaway!

  4. Kim M says:

    Love the medallion quilt and I do like the look of the brick border even if it blends in some. The FQs you’re giving away are so bright and fun. I’m working on my first ever quilt now and have started blogging about it at

  5. shawn says:

    Wow, your quilt is beautiful, I will probably not be making that kind of quilt, it looks a little hard to me. lol
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  6. linynp says:

    Oh your marcelle medallion is fabulous!!! I’m going to have to try this one 🙂
    linynp2 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. Tiffany says:

    I thought the quilt was nice! Love the fat quarter colors as well 🙂

  8. Emily says:

    I made a medallion quilt Round Robin style with the Dallas MQG. I’ve started another one that will have 21 borders! The Marcelle Medallion is definitely on my list 😀

  9. PK Sews says:

    OHHHH. You medallion quilt just makes my heart beat faster! It’s awesome. I love the way that you used flowered fabric in it, and I love the mariners compass quilt with the pink floral background on your blog header too. I’ve never tried a medallion quilt, but I’m going to check out the pattern in Love of Quilting!

  10. Jody Polen says:

    Two of my favorite things – fabric and flowers!

  11. VickiT says:

    I have a medallion quilt on my ever-growing list of quilts to make at some point.

    I like the way your brick border is because it gives a break to the eyes before the outside of your quilt and the plus signs.

    I do love the pink/green fabrics as well.

  12. Jan Baker says:

    I would love to make a medallion quilt but it is not in my plans right now. Let me get a few more quilts under my belt before attempting it.

  13. Melissa says:

    Great job. I’m not sure I’d made one. Right now I just finished piecing a granny square quilt and am making hexagons with the scraps left from it.

  14. Abbigail says:

    I’d love to make a mariner’s compass medallion quilt someday!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  15. Renee says:

    I just love these medallion quilts! I definitely want to make one someday! My husband loves working on the quilt math with me (he’s a mathematician) so I know it’d be a fun quilt to make together.

  16. Tami C says:

    I would love to make a medallion quilt and I do have a blog. I’ve got quite a few quilts on my ToDo List! Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. EmileeHope says:

    I LOVE how you made your crosses border!!! I have been eyeing the MM quilt and thinking it needs to go on the list (which is really long right now, so who knows when I will actually get around to it!) it think it would look great in Christmas colors/fabrics!

  18. What an amazing pattern. It certainly looks challenging! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. AlidaP says:

    Very nice pattern and I love the color choice! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Jacque Dunn says:

    I love the quilt – most lovely!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest!

  21. Your medallion quilt is beautiful. I have never made a medallion quilt, they look to be too difficult for me!

  22. Lisa D. says:

    Your medallion quilt is just beautiful!

  23. Melissa says:

    Gorgeous Medallion Quilt! I just ordered this book from the library thinking I might join in the QAL that is going on.

  24. Jacklynn says:

    The fat quarters are pretty – love the hot pink! Thanks for the give away!

  25. Katie.Herzog says:

    I keep seeing medallion quilts all over, but not yet ready to try one. WOuld maybe like to do a large, paper pieced star in the center?

  26. I love the green and pink bits that pop. What a gorgeous quilt!

  27. allierae says:

    Your MM is so pretty!! Great job!

  28. Beautiful!! I love the border variations. I haven’t made a medallion quilt but would love to. Right now I am struggling to get the centre of my lone star to lay flat. It was flat…before I put on my borders. ugh

  29. Carrie P. says:

    your quilt is gorgeous. I have made a medallion quilt before.

  30. Sarah says:

    I’ve never made a medallion quilt before. maybe I would…

  31. What a pretty quilt! I have not made a medallion quilt, but I would definitely try this one if I were the lucky winner of the Love Quilting magazine!

  32. No, a medallion quilt is not on my quilting to-do list at the moment.

  33. Cecilia says:

    I have not made a medallion quilt before, but it is on my bucket list. Yours is great.

  34. SewLindaAnn says:

    I have not made a medallion centered quilt yet, of course it’s on the list. I’m curious how you like that magazine?

  35. Carla G says:

    I’d like to make a medallion quilt one day… I love your quilt! The fabrics are fabulous! 🙂

  36. Amy says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the color scheme that you chose. I would love to make a medallion quilt. ;). Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. Linda says:

    Your quilt is a winner – love the colors. I made a medallion quilt many years ago. It hung on my dining room wall for so long that now the navy fabrics in it are faded. It will always be one of my fave quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. I have never made a medallion quilt. I would love to make one. Lovin Sunday Fundays. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. Have a fabulous week:)

  39. Jean says:

    I have just started my first medallion. Gotta say the math is killing me but the quilt is a winner so far.

  40. Brenna says:

    I have yet to attempt the medallion quilt, but I’m game to try!

  41. Cathy says:

    A beautiful quilt and a great giveaway. Have a great time on your trip. Hugs

  42. Love your medallion quilt. Fingers crossed that I win so I can make one of my own. Thanks for the chance.

  43. Susan says:

    I would love to make a medallion quilt, but I am not sure my skills are up to it yet. Would love to try though.

  44. Karen says:

    Your quilt is lovely. Someday I might attempt a medallion quilt.

  45. trillium says:

    I’m a novice quilter and haven’t made a medallion quilt yet. I think I could make one if I appliqued the medallions instead of piece them.

  46. Emily C says:

    I have not tried a medallion quilt, yet.

  47. Judith Gale says:

    Beautiful quilt. I might just try a medallion sometime soon now that I’m retired!

  48. A Nudge says:

    THis is fabulous, too – I saw the MATO first. Both exceptional.

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